Monday, August 30, 2010


so life has been rather intense lately.

work! personal stuff! work! work work work!

that's pretty much how it's been going. :) i haven't even had time to sit down, take a breather, and process life. 'cause sometimes life is crazy and needs a bit of processing. but i'm not complaining. i've had some amaaaaazing weddings and families to shoot lately. and i plan on sharing, asap.

for now, here's a peaceful sort of picture from genna + daniel's wedding which took place this past saturday. pretty, no? i got more! i'll show ya' soon! :) promise.

Monday, August 23, 2010

a quick glimpse

these four are a wonderful family that i'm glad to know as clients, but even moreso as friends. here's a look into a night at their house:

i love to watch them love. :) they do it well.

news about the east (from the west)

good morning!

i just got back from a fun-filled/work-filled trip to new york, and although i THOUGHT about blogging, it didn't really happen. haha. isn't it the thought that counts? :D not to worry though... i have so many photos to show you!

i can't even believe we're nearing the end of august- where did this summer go? last night as i was enjoying an absolutely beautiful portland evening during my favorite time of night, right as the sun is beginning to dip and the light is soooo beautiful, i swore i could smell fall in the air. it just smelled like the promise of changing leaves and pretty scarves and thick warm socks. :) this morning, a hoodie and a warm cup of tea are my bff as i sit in my "office" (living room :)) and work work work. time is flying.

these past few weeks were a blast filled with amazing people and such fun times. i have such wonderful people in my life and am so thankful. i didn't get a whole lot of photos on a personal note which happens sometimes when i'm so busy taking pictures for work, but here's one i wanted to show you. my parents are in the middle of updating the 2nd floor of their house, and as they ripped up the carpet in what was originally my room, this is what they found:

that, my friends, is over twenty years old. thankfully my penmanship has improved abit over the years. ;) this year nostalgia has been hitting me full force and i just can't believe how quickly life changes. part of me still feels like the little kid that scribbled my name with a green marker on my new bedroom floor. :) thankfully i wasn't around when mom spotted this- i don't know for a fact, but i'm betting that she probably teared up when she saw, and if i'd been around i would've joined her. ha. :)

changing gears! you all know i do a lot of wedding and family photos. a lot. it's always a fun challenge to try something new and when i was asked to take photos of matt's (brand new!) condo, i was excited. how do i document this without being ::cough cough:: boring?! ha! i mean... no furniture, no wall decorations, nothing. just blank space. however- as you can see below- the house itself is hardly boring. :)

congratulations again on this huge step for your life! i'm so excited for you... all the blank space is full of amazing possibility. :)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

at first sight.

stella and justin are just one of those couples who are absolutely, positively, insanely crazy about each other. :) this makes my job RIDICULOUS easy, as they are just so natural together and their love just kind of comes to life in front of whomever they're with.

exhibit a:

yeah, they kind of like each other. i guess. ;)

during their engagement shoot, i asked the two of them about the story of their relationship... they exchanged a look as stella told me it was pretty much love at first sight. i might secretly doubt that in some cases. but with them- it seems like something that definitely actually happened.

they got married in front of their closest family and friends on a perfect summer evening. check out some shots from their day:

congratulations, honeymooners! your love for each other and great sense of humor made my work a lot of fun. thanks for letting me be a part of your big day!

Monday, August 9, 2010

surprised by how much i'm liking to be surprised.

behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. (isaiah 43:19)

pink sunset outside my living room window//july 2010

tomorrow! i'm off to new york again. and i am really excited to go.


pictures to take, people to see. i am so thankful. but for now... i pack. :)

surprises are my new favorite thing because i have found myself surprised in so many amazing ways lately. not kidding- it would take all day to tell the tale. but for now let me just tell you, i am just loving this season of new things.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

my cousin amy is amazing.


can you do that?
... yeah, me neither. :D
what a rockstar.